The placard for this diorama reads as follows:
Archibald (Bar) Hunter was a famous bear hunter said to have killed between 99 and 385 Bears in his 91 years. Known for his honest, if rather salty tongue, Bar emerged unscathed from countless hunts only to die from blood poisoning from a nail in his foot.
And in addition to the ironic circumstance of death for this larger than life frontiersman, my favorite part of this installation is the lighting of both the bear and man as they grapple for life. We just don;t grapple bears the way we used to, well, exepct for maybe the Grizzly Man, but that didn’t work out too well in the end.